Welcome to Confer Books

We have reached our first birthday as a new publisher. Launching a publishing house during a pandemic has been both challenging and exhilarating, but we now have some wonderful books in print and exciting new additions on the way.

Confer is now housing two imprints: the new Confer Books and Karnac Books. Published for all those interested in psychotherapeutic ideas, Confer Books are designed, like our events, to deepen our understanding of psychological, relational and emotional processes. Karnac – also a bookshop – has been a specialist publisher of books about psychotherapy and psychoanalysis for over 70 years, and was acquired by us in 2020.

In both imprints we embrace the values of inclusivity and creativity within the field of psychotherapy and related branches of mental health. We are dedicated to publishing contributions from the full range of schools of thought, particularly those from emerging and marginal voices.

Christina Wipf Perry
Publishing Director

Karnac Books


  • PublisherDr Stephen Setterberg
  • Creative DirectorJane Ryan
  • Consultant Executive DirectorDr Kathy Rooney
  • Advisory Editor-in-ChiefProfessor Brett Kahr
  • Publishing DirectorChristina Wipf Perry
  • Managing EditorLiz Wilson
  • Publishing AssistantEmily Wootton
  • Production ManagerPatrick Dawson
  • Sales ManagerDavid Wightman
  • Marketing ManagerVicky Capstick
Confer Books


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